Don't panic! The end of the Universe (as we know it) isn't likely to hit us for billions of years, if it comes at all. Pictured: the Milky Way rises above the ESO's ALMA facility in Chile. José Francisco Salgado/ESO hide caption toggle caption José Francisco Salgado/ESO 13.7: Cosmos And Culture The End Of The Universe, The Higgs And All The 'Ifs' February 27, 2013 The Universe could end tomorrow, courtesy of the newly-discovered Higgs. But, as commentator Marcelo Gleiser explains, there is really no need to panic.